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Marietta Sailto ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 3, 1929 )
Marietta Sailto, age 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sailto, Hoh River Indians, died in a local hospital here Tuesday from Tuberculosis following a heart-breaking 100 mile race made by the parents by launch, canoe, afoot and by automobile in the hope of saving her.
The Sailtos live at the Hoh, in western Jefferson County. When Marietta became desperately ill, they started for LaPush, 23 miles further up the Pacific coast, taking a younger child with them.
The launch broke down, but reached shore. Each carrying a child, the Sailtos walked up the raged coastline until they reached a settlement and borrowed a canoe. Rough weather failed to stop them and they reached LaPush. The 75 miles to Port Angeles was made by automobile.
Marietta was buried at 1pm today in the LaPush cemetery after services in the LaPush church. Rev. John Johnson read the funeral services, which were conducted by the Dewey Lyden Company.
She was born Oct 5, 1923, at the Hoh and leaves her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn her loss.
Andrew C Sampson ( d June 10, 1975 )
Funeral services for Andrew C Sampson, 68, lifetime resident of Port Angeles, will be Wednesday at 1pm in the Apostolic Faith Church with the Rev. James Seeley officiating. Burial will be at The Place Cemetery. Arrangements are by Harper Funeral Home. Mr. Sampson died Sunday in Port Angeles. He had been residing at Rt. 3, box 1704. He was born Nov 8, 1906 in the Lower Elwah area to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sampson.
He was the great-grandson of Hunter John, one of the first Indians to homestead in the Elwah River area. After the death of Hunter John in 1911, the homestead went to Charles Sampson.
Andrew Sampson was active in the Clallam Indian tribe, serving as co-chairman of the council for several years. He worked in the forest industry and was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church.
Survivors include his widow Edna, Lower Elwah; 2 sons, Harold Sampson and Bruce Sampson, Lower Elwah; 3 daughters, Diane Sampson, Portland, OR; Janice Sampson, Lower Elwah, and Maxine Mavrianos, Portland; 3 sisters, Adeline Smith, Seattle, Ethel Joseph, Craigflower, BC; one half-brother Edward Sampson, Lower Elwah; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Chuck Mike, Jim Charles, William Waddell, Murl Jones, Elmer Charles and William Allen. Honorary pallbearers include Charles Lundquist, Harold Sisson, Dave Critchfield, Frank Krizo, Wilbur Covert and Walter Forsberg.
Emily Sampson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 6, 1936 )
Mrs. Emily Sampson, 98, an Indian woman, died at her home on the Elwah River Wednesday morning after an illness of 2 weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Elwah Shaker Church at 2pm Friday under the auspices of the Christman Mortuary and with Rev. Billy Hall officiating. Burial will be in Elwah cemetery. The late Mrs. Sampson was born in Clallam County 98 years ago and at the time of her death was the oldest native-born person in the county. She had lived most of her life on the Sampson ranch on the Elwah where her husband died in 1927.
The only surviving relative is a son, Robert Sampson of Elwah.
Ernest Raymond Sampson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 12, 1934 )
Ernest Raymond Sampson, 37, died last night after an illness of 8 months. Funeral services are to be held at the Christman Mortuary, tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2pm under the auspices of Rev. J O Damron of the Apostolic Faith Mission. Burial will be in Elwah cemetery.
The late Ernest Sampson was born at Deep Creek, Clallam County, on March 19, 1897. He was married to Miss Sadie Elliott at Victoria, June 16, 1918 and 5 children were born to the couple. Surviving besides the widow are 3 sons, Ernest Jr., Wilbur, and Charles, and 2 daughters, Vernice and Beatrice, all of Elwah. Surviving also is his mother, Mrs. Charles Sampson, and a brother, Andrew of Elwah, and another brother, Edward, of Jamestown. The deceased has 3 sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hopie, Elsie and Edline Sampson and a grandfather, Tim Pysht.
Harold Sampson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Man 15, 1934 )
Harold Sampson, 17 year old son of Mrs. Susie Sampson of Elwah, died at the Cushman Hospital on Friday after an illness of 3 years and was buried here Sunday. Funeral services, in charge of the Apostolic Faith Mission, were held in the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company Funeral Home at 2pm Sunday. Burial was in the Elwah Indian Cemetery.
Harold Sampson was born at the Sampson homestead on the Elwah Nov 8, 1916. and attended the Dry Creek School until taken sick. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Susie Sampson, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters, all living at the Elwah. The brother are Ernest, Andrew and Edward, and the sisters are Mrs. Ethel Hopie, Elsie Sampson and Adeline Sampson.
Louisa E Mike Sampson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 3, 1973 )
Services for Louisa E Sampson, 86, 227 E 8th, will be Wednesday at 1pm at Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jim Burnett officiating. Burial will be at The Place Cemetery under direction of Harper Funeral Home.
Louisa Mike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mike, was born at Hoko River, WA Jan 3 1886, married Robert Sampson in Port Angeles in 1912. He preceded her in death as did her daughter, Juliette Elofson.
Mrs. Sampson was a former member of the Shaker Church and attended Apostolic Faith church here.
Surviving are her brother Isaac Mike and sister Edna Sampson, both of Port Angeles and 8 grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Jim Charles, Elmer Charles, Oliver Charles, Charles Sampson, Sr., Wilbur Sampson and Charles Mike, Sr. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Sampson, Richard Mike, Ed Sampson Sr., and Virgil Johnson.
Marvella Bell Penn Sampson ( d 8-4-82 )
Funeral services for Marvella Bell Sampson, 47, of LaPush are scheduled to 1pm Saturday in the LaPush community Center, with Bishop Harris Teo and Rev. Richard Sherrif officiating. Mrs. Sampson died Wednesday in Forks after a long illness.
She was born Dec 4, 1935, in Queets, to Mr. and Mrs. Christian Penn, Sr. and she married Wilbert Sampson in 1970 in Forks. An active tribal member, she was employed for many years by the Quileute Indian Tribe. She served as a member of several tribal boards, including the Head Start policy board, the planning board, the fish committee, the Quileute Tribal School board, the law and order committee, the Johnson O'Mally and Title IV committees and the Northwest Subsistence Association. She also worked with the Quileute Valley School in Forks, and was a day care supervisor for the tribe.
Mrs. Sampson was involved for many years as an organizer of Indian canoe racing. She was a member of the LaPush Indian Shaker church, where she was a singer.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Lillian Pullen of LaPush;
4 sons, Lonnie, Toni, Edward Foster and Charlie Sampson, al of LaPush;
a daughter, Rae Lynn Foster of LaPush; 5 brothers, Christian Jr., Douglas,
Thomas, Ronald and Esau Penn, all of LaPush; and 5 sisters, Norma Roderuez,
Christina Garrick and Hazel Black of LaPush, Mary Lou Martinez of California
and Charlotte Kalama of Queets.
Susie Pysht Sampson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 1, 1934 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Sampson, 50, who passed away Sunday after a two-month illness, will be held form the McDonald Funeral Home Wednesday at 2pm. The Rev. R J Lieby of the Apostolic Faith will read the service and burial will be in the Indian Cemetery at the lower Elwah.
Mrs. Sampson was born at Pysht in May 1887, and lived in and near Port Angeles throughout her life. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith.
Surviving relatives include her father, Tim Pysht, one son, Andy Sampson; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ethel Hopie, Elsie and Adelane Sampson, and 10 grandchildren, all of Port Angeles.
Edna P Sund Sands ( d 24 Dec 1965 )
Mrs. Edna P Sands, a pioneer resident of the Clallam Bay area, died Wednesday at Sekiu after being ill a year. She was 71. Services are scheduled for 2pm Saturday at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. LaVerne Nelson officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mrs. Sands was born at Bandon, OR Dec 17, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sund. She attended schools in Oregon until she was 13 when the family moved to Clallam Bay.
She completed her schooling there. In 1909 she married John L Sands in Forks. They made their home in Clallam Bay. They spent their entire married life in the West End of the county where they took an active part in community affairs.
Mrs. Sands was a school board member in the Clallam Bay area for a number of years and worked on election boards in the district. During the 1920's she was active in the Sekiu Community Club. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sands were musicians and played for many community club affairs over the years. Upon retirement in 1945, the couple moved to their farm on the Hoko River. Mrs. Sands continued to live on the farm following her husband's death in Sep 1961.
She is survived by 5 daughters; Mrs. E L Critchfield, Port Angeles; Mrs. Gladys Loushin and Mrs. Georgia Olson, Sekiu; and Mrs. Alice Schmidt, Seattle. A son Jack Sands and a half-brother, Homer Morris of Kennewick also survive. Other survivors are 25 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
George Clarence Sands ( d Oct 28, 1973)
A life-centered service of George Clarence Sands, 87, a West End pioneer, will be at Harper Funeral Home Wednesday at 3pm with the Rev. Elbert Harlow officiating. Mr. Sands died in Port Angeles Sunday. He lived with his wife at their home in Sekiu until his death.
He was born Jan 6, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. John R Sands at Van Wert, OH, and at the age of 6 came west with his family where they homesteaded at Dickey Lake.
At the age of 17, Mr. Sands was a fireman in the woods and he later set type for the Clallam Bay Record, a weekly newspaper owned by George O'Brien. Among other jobs, Mr. Sands held the position as first assistant engineer for the Hadlock Chemical Works. Returning to Sekiu in 1918, he worked for 12 years for logging companies there. He started work in 1931 for the Clallam County Highway Department and was employed there for 25 years. He was foreman for many years. Mr. Sands retired in 1956.
He married Viola G Danielson in Royal, Dec 7, 1917, and they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last December.
In addition to his wife, survivors include sons George R of Seattle and Wallace C of Port Angeles; a daughter Loraine Thomas of Auburn, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lincoln Theodore Sands ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 30, 1932 )
Lincoln Theodore Sands, 66, Eden Valley, pioneer Clallam County farmer, died at 4:30pm Thursday of a heart attack while in an automobile being brought to this city for hospitalization. He had been ill for several weeks.
Born at Van Wort, OH, Oct 1, 1866, the late Mr. Sands came to Clallam County 41 year ago and was married to Rose Merchant at Forks May 19, 1897. He homesteaded on a ranch near Dickey Lake in the west end of the county and lived there for 15 years or until moving to what is known as the old Blackwood place in Eden Valley, where the family has lived since.
Surviving relatives are the widow; 2 sons, Bryan of Quilcene and L T, Jr. of Eden Valley, and 6 daughters, Mrs. W H Bowlby, Clallam Bay; Mrs. H G Keller, Eden Valley; Mrs. A J Rannebohm, Seattle; Mrs. L H Prose, Seattle; Mrs. J B Kerr, Pysht; and Mrs. Orin Grimm, Eden Valley. There are 2 brothers, George Sands of Tatoosh and O E Sands, Republic, WA; and a sister, Mrs. E F Donohue, Elma, and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held at 2pm Sunday, Oct 2, at the Christman Mortuary with Rev. H B Iler officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
With the passing of "Link" Sands, Clallam County loses one of its greatest characters. Intensely interested in al things that pertained to agriculture, the late Mr. Sands for years had notable displays at many Clallam County fairs and to him must be given credit for helping to make the fair a success. He spent time and money in taking his displays to other counties to advertise the products of Clallam County.
Besides his absorbing interest in agriculture, he was really the father of Clallam County horse racing. He loved horses and liked to see them run and no Clallam County fair was complete without "Link" Sands at the race track either as owner of race horses or an official of the races.
After 41 years residence in Clallam County the late Mr. Sands has accumulated a friendship that was county-wide and this legion of friends will mourn with the family over the loss of a man whose unique place in the affairs of Clallam County will never be filled.
Ella Sanford ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 18, 1942 )
Mrs. Ella Sanford, 84, wife of J D Sanford of Sequim, and a resident of Port Angeles and Sequim for the last 49 years, passed away here last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W J Alexander. Mrs. Sanford's home during the past 27 years was at Sequim, except for the final ten months, spent with her daughter. Prior to her Sequim residence she lived in Port Angeles 22 years. She leaves a wide circle of friends in both communities.
Funeral arrangements had not yet been completed today and will be announced later by the Christman Mortuary.
Mrs. Sanford was born March 11, 1858 at Hartford, WI. She and her husband celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversayr last Nov 17.
Surviving relatives include the husband, at Sequim; the daughter, Mrs. Alexander, Port Angeles; 2 sons, J Sanford of Sequim and Clinton Sanford, Port Angeles; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Sylvia Julia Virginia Hume Sauer ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 27, 1937 )
Mrs. Sylvia Julia Sauer, 62, who came to Clallam County as a child 2 years of age, passed away here Monday after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home 2pm Wednesday, the Rev J H Beall reading the rites. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
The late Mrs. Sauer was born in New York, Feb 7, 1875. She came across the Strait from Victoria, BC in a canoe with her parents in 1877, landing at Morse Creek. She was a member of the Virginia family, early settlers here.
Sylvia Julia Virginia was married to the late David Hume, member of another pioneer Clallam County family, at Victoria in 1895. She later married Carl Sauer at Quilcene in 1920. Mr. Sauer died here in Dec, 1935.
Mrs. Sauer is survived by 3 sons, Dave Hume and Edward Theirgard, Port Angeles and Ray Hume of Granite Falls; 4 brothers, Joe and Abraham Virginia, Port Angeles; George Virginia, Anacortes and A J Virginia, Los Angeles and 5 sisters--Mrs. Millie Price, San Francisco; Mrs. Verta La Grasse, Canada; Mrs. Alvina La Grasse, Seward, AK; Mrs. Clara Clevenger, Tacoma; and Mrs. Alice Monroe, Quilcene.
Alta M Harrington Lundgren Schmaing
Mrs. Alta M Schmaing, 68, of 1228 W 5th St life-time resident of Port Angeles, died Saturday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home Tuesday at 1pm with the Rev. Lloyd F Holloway officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrington, born here April 6, 1893. Before her second marriage to Harry Schmaing she was Mrs. Alta Lundgren. Mr. Schmaing died here in 1958.
Surviving relatives include 4 sons; David and Carl Lundgren, Port Angeles, Walter Lundgren, Germany, and Roy Lundgren, in OR; 4 daughters, Mrs. Walter Scott, Port Angeles, Mrs. Norman Bradley, in Arizona, Mrs. Zella Hawkins, Seattle, and Mrs. Bill Williams in CA; 6 sisters, Mrs. Joe Hagen, Mrs. Ada Rooney, Mrs. C J Hunt, all of Port Angeles, Mrs. Claire Opseth, Centralia; and Mrs. Maud Berthroud, Auburn; and 4 brothers, Jim Harrington, in CA, Robert Harrington, Auburn, Perry Harrington, Elma and Phillip Harrington, Aberdeen. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Antone Albert Schmith (Port Angeles Daily News issue of Aug 27, 1974 )
Funeral service for Antone Albert Schmith, 88, will be at 2pm Wednesday at Sequim Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Sequim View Cemetery.
Mr. Schmith, who lived in the Palo Alto area near Sequim, died Sunday in Sequim. He was born May 28, 1886 in Port Townsend, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Schmith, pioneers who homesteaded on Palo Alto. He attended school on Burnt Hill and later at the site of the Louella Guard Station on Palo Alto Road.
Mr. Schmith was a farmer on Palo Alto. His wife Ida and son Clarence preceded him in death. He and his brothers operated the Schmith Brothers Lumber Co. He also worked as a logger and farmer, and in his earlier years for the US Forest Service. During the winters he and his brothers trapped animals for a living.
He is survived by a son, Don Schmith of Sequim; 5 grandchildren; 2 brothers, William Schmith and Charlie Schmith, both of Sequim; 2 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hemstead of Sequim and Mrs. Mary Boatsman of Kent.
Julia Schmith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 20, 1936 )
Mrs. Julia Schmith, 80, pioneer resident of the Sequim and Palo Alto districts, passed away Saturday evening, April 18, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Schmith was born in Portugal in 1856. She and her husband, W H Schmith, landed in Port Townsend in 1882. They later moved to Blyn and then settled in the Palo Alto district, where both have lived for the past 40 years.
Mrs. Schmith is survived by her husband, by 4 sons, W J Schmith, A A Schmith, Henry Schmith, and Charles Schmith, all of Sequim and 3 daughters, Mrs. C O Fritz and Mrs. Art Boatsman of Sequim and Mrs. Ed Hemstead of Port Angeles.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10am from the Catholic church in Sequim with the Sequim Mortuary in charge. Rev. Fabian Sexton, OSB will conduct the rites.
Francis P Schmitt ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 30, 1974 )
Funeral services for Francis P Schmitt, 83, Joyce, will be Saturday at noon at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Clement Pangratz, OSB, officiating. He died Thursday in Port Angeles.
Mr. Schmitt was born Sep 17, 1890, in New Ulm, MN and attended schools in Minnesota. He moved to San Francisco as a young man and later moved to Port Crescent in 1911. He worked as a logger and millworker in the Port Crescent and Joyce areas and later operated a dairy farm.
He was a member of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church, a charter member of the Crescent Grange and past master of the Ramapo Grange. He took an active interest in community affairs and was an avid rock collector.
He is survived by a son, Francis J. Schmitt of Joyce; 3 daughters, Mrs. Doris Pfaff, Mrs. Elizabeth Kautz and Mrs. Theresa Hodgdon, all of Joyce; a sister, Mrs. Loretta Fish of Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Ridgeview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Schroeder ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 5, 1968 )
Paul Schroeder, 68, of Clallam Bay, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Baldwin officiating. Burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroeder, born June 23, 1900 at Issaquah. He was a resident of Clallam Bay all his life and was the owner-operator of the Schroeder Lumber co. On Feb 13, 1930, he married Minnie Hill in Port Angeles.
Surviving relatives include his widow, Minnie, of Clallam Bay; one son, Paul Schroeder of Clallam Bay; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Schueler, of Ottawa, Canada; and one sister, Mrs. Ann Gosline, of Edmonds. Also surviving are 3 brothers, John and Martin Schroeder, both of Issaquah and Frank Schroeder of Shelton. Surviving also are one grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Adolph Schultz, 73, Rte 2, died here Sunday morning after a short illness. Graveside funeral services will be at Mt. Angeles Cemetery Thursday at 11am with Rev. Carl Fischer officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Mr. Schultz was born in Germany, Feb 6, 1880. He came to the United States as a boy, and to Clallam County in 1900. A donkey engineer, he worked in logging camps until his retirement 10 years ago. Since then he had lived in Gale's Addition.
Surviving are a son, Paul Schultz, Santa Curz, CA; and 2 grandchildren.
Johann Schutz ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 25, 1933 )
Another sturdy Clallam County pioneer came to the end of the long trail when Johann Schutz, 86, resident of Beaver for 41 years, died Sunday morning at 4.
The late Johann Schutz was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1847. He served in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, and was decorated for bravery in that war and was among the first to enter Paris after the siege of that city. His medal was made from the first French cannon captured at that historic siege.
Coming from Germany at the ago of 26 years, Mr. Schutz made his home in Minnesota and where he was married to Miss Johannah Ness. From Minnesota the family moved to Seattle, where they resided for 5 years and where 2 children were born.
It was in the fall of 1892 that Mr. and Mrs. Schutz and children moved to the Quillayute country in the west end of Clallam County and took up a homestead on the Beaver Flat, where they lived for the past 41 years.
The late Mr. Schutz was a typical pioneer who worked hard, endured many hardships and saw the development of the west end of the county from a wilderness to what it is today. He had many friends among the old time residents of the county.
Surviving relatives, all living in Clallam County, are the widow and 5 children, Mrs. James Clark, Mrs. Dave Burrows, Mrs. Sophia Whiteaker, Peter Schutz and John G Schutz. There are 2 grandchildren, Peggy Clark and Stanley Burrows.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Tuesday at 2pm at the Forks Community church with Rev. Ford reading the services and the Taylor Funeral company in charge. Burial will be in the Forks cemetery beside a son who preceded him in death.
Johannah Ness Schutz ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 25, 1943 )
Mrs. Johannah Schutz [thus], 87, passed away Feb 23 at her home near Sappho, WA following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Schultz [thus -- see note at end] whose maiden name was Johannah Ness, was born Nov 11, 1855 in Stettin, Germany, and came to the United States when she was 24 years old, first settling in Minneapolis, MN. She was united in marriage there to John Schultz, and the couple made their home in Minneapolis for 5 years, later moving to Seattle. In 1893, Mr. and Mrs. Schultz left Seattle and went to Sappho, traveling over the Pysht Mountains by horseback and covered wagon. They were among the first pioneers to homestead near Sappho. Mr. Schultz passed away in 1932.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. David Burrowes of Sequim, Mrs. James F Clark of Sappho and Mrs. Arthur Ostranger of Vernonia, OR; 2 sons, Peter of Sappho and John G of Chimacum; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pauline Ziegfried of Minneapolis and Miss Minnie Barnett of Mt. Rose, MN. Three grandchildren, Mrs. Wilbur Rasmussen of Bremerton, Stanley R Burrowes of St. Martin's College and Billy Ostranger of Vernonia, OR; and 1 great-grandchild, Marylin Marguerite Rasmussen of Bremerton.
Funeral services for Mrs. Schultz will be held Friday at 2pm at the Forks Congregational Church, Rev. L L Farman officiating, and burial will be in the Forks Community Cemetery under the direction of the Forks Mortuary.
Note: See 1929 county directory--there is no listing for the name of Schultz; there is a Peter Schutz and John Schutz at Beaver, which is near Sappho.
John F Schweitzer, Sr. ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 19, 1932 )
J F Schweitzer, Sr., 79, father of John F Schweitzer, Jr., business manager of the Evening News, passed away at 2am today at the family home, 806 E 6th St. Death was attributed to heart failure. Mr. Schweitzer had been suffering from a mild cold for the past 2 days.
He was born at Chillicothe, OH, on Oct 26, 1853, and moved to Peoria, IL in 1883, where he conducted a grocery business for many years. He was joined in marriage to Miss Margaret Hadank, at Peoria, IL on Sep 21, 1886, 7 children being born to the union, but 2 of them surviving.
Mr. Schweitzer moved with is family to Port Angeles in 1909 and has resided here since. He was a devout member of the Roman Catholic church, and served as Grand Knight of the local chapter, Knights of Columbus. He was a kind and loving father and a devoted husband.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Schweitzer, Port Angeles; son, John Schweitzer, Port Angeles; daughter, Mrs. Marcella Johnson, San Gabriel, CA; brothers William and Edward and a sister, Mrs. Gus Staebler of Peoria, IL.
Funeral services will be held from the Catholic church at 9am Wednesday, Sep 21, the Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. officiating, and the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, in charge. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Ann Mahair Seevers ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 10, 1930 )
Mrs. Ann Seevers, a resident of Port Angeles for 35 years, passed away at 6am today in a local hospital.
Mrs. Seevers was born in Pittsfield, IL on April 16, 1871 and came to Port Angeles from MO 35 years ago.
She was joined in marriage to E E Seevers in Port Angeles on June 20, 1896. Mr. Seevers, who passed away in Port Angeles several years ago, had served Port Angeles as mayor and city treasurer, and was once a prominent grocer here.
Mrs. Seevers was a member of the Women's Protective Association, formerly the Maccabees, and had a wide acquaintance. For the past several years she has been residing with her son, David Seevers on their Fairview ranch.
She is survived by a son, Louis Seevers, of Fairview and a brother, James Mahair, living in MO.
Funeral services will be held from the Dewey Lyden Company chapel at 2pm Tuesday.
Edward E Seevers ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 31, 1927 )
Edward E Seevers, 66, and a pioneer of Port Angeles, passed away in a Sedro Wolley hospital on May 28th. His remains were brought to Port Angeles and funeral services will be from the Lyden & Freeman funeral chapel Wednesday at 1pm.
Mr. Seevers was born in Oskaloosa, IA on April 10, 1861 and came to Port Angeles from San Jose, CA, establishing a grain and feed store on Front St. He will be better known as "Seevers, the grocer," having conducted Seevers' grocery store for nearly 40 years.
During his lifetime he was very active in civic and municipal work, was mayor for 2 years, city treasurer and in 1885 he represented Clallam County at Olympia. He was the first president of the Port Angeles Commercial Club and in his recent illness, wrote to the Chamber of Commerce a letter offering his support to the movement and mailing his membership.
For the past 6 years, Mr. and Mrs. Seevers have made their home on a ranch 6 miles east of Port Angeles in the district known as Fairview. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mrs. E E Seevers, and a son, Howard Seevers.
Rev. Iler will read the funeral service and the remains will be laid to rest in the Dungeness Cemetery.
Maranda A Fothergill Sellin
Mrs. Maranda A Sellin, 83, wife of Charles W Sellin, 1009 W 4th St., Port Angeles resident 46 years, died Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be Friday at 1pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Mackenzie Murray officiating. Cremation will follow.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fothergill, born in IA, July 13, 1873. She married Charles W Sellin in Los Angeles in 1910. The couple came here in June 1916. From their home on Lincoln Heights they overlooked the Charles Nelson mill where Mr. Sellin worked. Mrs. Sellin transformed the home place to a little farm in which was grown fruit, berries, vegetables and many flowers.
Besides gardening she had many other activities such as sewing. She became known also as a rockhound and took many walking trips in Western states pursuing that hobby.
When the first Salmon Derby was held here in 1934, Mrs. Sellin participated as a judge and never missed being in the derby in some capacity. In 1942 she grew a Victory Garden and that same year went to work in a local mill to help east the labor shortage. She was 65 years of age at that time.
The home garden, in which he worked until recently, was not only the pride of Mr. and Mrs. Sellin but of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood where they lived.
Mrs. Sellin was a member of the Lincoln Heights Presbyterian Chapel, Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles, Clallam County Gem and Mineral Society and Lincoln Heights Ladies' Aid.
Surviving relatives include her husband Charles W Sellin and grandson Del E Baar, both of Port Angeles; a brother Lonnie Fothergill, Centralia; and 3 great-grandchildren.
Nina E Taylor Severyns
Mrs. Nina E Severyns, 68, wife of Andrew Severyns, 1425 E 2nd St., died suddenly Thursday after having been in poor health several years. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with the Rev, John F Como officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mrs. Severyns was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor, born in London, Ontario, Canada Aug 1, 1890. She came here from Ontario in 1914. She married Andrew Severyns here Aug 31, 1916.
Mrs. Severyns was a superior court reporter here more than 20 years. Because of ill health she took a leave of absence in 1952 and resumed the position for several years until retiring.
For many years the family home was on upper cherry Hill until they moved to the present residence on Sunrise Heights.
She was a lifetime member of the Episcopal Church. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church choir and a vocal soloist there. She worked in many of the Church activities.
Mrs. Severyns also had a prominent part in civil and social life here. She not only belonged to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Guild but to Esther Chapter No. 19, Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She was a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and other clubs until her recent ill health.
A member of the Clallam County Chapter of the Red Cross she worked with that organization through 2 World Wars.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Andrew Severyns, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Sandison and 2 grandchildren Arthur T and Andrea Jean Sandison, all of Port Angeles; a nephew, George J Taylor with the USAF in Florida.
Harvey N Shelpman ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 28, 1945 )
Harvey N Shelpman, 80, pioneer Port Angeles barber, 112 N 83rd St., Seattle, died at the city Wednesday, June 27. Funeral services will be held at Seattle next Saturday at 1pm.
Mr. Shelpman was born June 9, 1890 at Lucasville, OH and came to Port Angeles in 1890 and at once became associated with the city's activities. He operated one of the city's first barber shops for many years and had a wide acqaintanceship throughout the county.
Nov. 19, 1895, Mr. Shelpman was married to Miss Sarah Chambers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chambers, Sr., a pioneer couple whose homestead was where the Christman Farm on the Golf Club road now is located. The young couple made their home on the north side of 2nd St. between Lincoln and Laurel streets where they resided for many years. Their home was one of the finest in the city in those days, it's yard noted for its beautiful flowers and the couple for their large group of old friends who visited them. About 15 years ago the Shelpmans moved to Vancouver, WA and later to Seattle where they have resided since. They retained some of their property interests here and made frequent visits to the city.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Sarah Shelpman, a daughter, Juanita, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Jelvik, all living in Seattle. Juanita Shelpman has been a prominent pianist for many years.
Carson Edward (Ed) Shields
Carson Edward (Ed) Shields, 80, of 116 W 4th St., Port Angeles resident 72 years and son of pioneer parents, died suddenly Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2pm at the McDonald Funeral Home with the Rev. Mackenzie Murray officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Shields, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shields, was born Dec 15, 1878 at Atlantic, IA. His parents were members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony. He came here with them Oct 27, 1887. His father was storekeeper for the colony at Ennis Creek where the colony was located.
Young Shields attended the city's first public school at Ennis Creek and then attended Central School in 1889. He attended grade school there and graduated from the high school with the school's second class in 1896.
He married Sophia Malchau here Oct 29, 1904. Mrs. Shields died in 1953.
Mr. Shields was a baseball player from his youth and was catcher on the junior state championship team in 1896 and continued playing with and managing baseball teams until the late 1920's.
For many years he was a musician in the Port Angeles Marine Band. He was city clerk a number of years. Mr. Shields was secretary of the Democratic Central committee 4 years and president of the Clallam County Democratic Club 12 years until his retirement because of poor health.
Mr. Shields was a member of the Port Angeles Volunteer Fire Department from 1901 to 1905. He was custodian of the Clallam County Court House many years until retiring. Up until his death he was secretary-treasurer of the Port Angeles local of the Business Service Employees International Union. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Angeles Grange, Pomona and State Granges.
Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Stone, Sequim, Mrs. Florence Hammer, San Leandro, CA, and Mrs. Jeanette Hartman and Mrs. Dorothy Clausen, both of Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Otto Shields ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 23 Oct 1925 )
Otto Shields, for more that 30 years a resident of Port Angeles, passed away October 21 at Sacramento, California, according to word received in this city today. The news of the passing of Mr. Shields was received by W B Smith of the County Auditor's office from Chester Shields, of Vancouver, BC, his only son.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Shields and 3 children, Zoe, Chester and Hazel, came to Port Angeles more than 30 years ago, joining the late Robert Shields, Otto Shields's brother, and family who had preceded them here by several years.
Mr. and Mrs. Shields lived here most of the time up until slightly more than a year ago when Mrs. Shields died in Seattle. Mr. Shields, who was in failing health was with his wife in Seattle during her last illness and later went to Sacramento were his daughter Zoe lives and it was here that he died. He was more than 70 years of age.
Besides the 3 children, Chester of Vancouver, BC. Hazel of Seattle,
and Zoe of Sacramento, who are all married, Mr. Shields is survived by
a nephew, Ed Shields of Port Angeles and Mrs. Clyde McDonnell, formerly
of this city but now somewhere in the east.
Henry Harris Shomar ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 5, 1929 )
Henry Harris Shomar, 53, born in Clallam County and one of it's best known men, passed away at a local hospital Thursday night after having been ill for more than 2 weeks. A ruptured appendix followed by peritonitis caused his death.
Mr. Shomar was born at what is now Wayside Farm, in the Fairview district. The place then belonged to his father, the late Nick Shomar, one of the old time pioneers.
Growing to manhood in the county, the late Henry Shomar was a lover of the outdoor life and was a great hunter and fisherman and was enthusiastic over outdoor sports of all kinds. The deceased had a very wide acquaintance all over the county, numbering his friends in the hundreds. He was particularly liked for his jolly disposition, having a laugh and joke for eveyone. He always lived in Clallam County and was a great admirer of his native district.
After having followed logging and other work and farming for many years, Mr. Shomar became associated in the ownership of the Olympic Service station at the corner of 8th and Lincoln Sts 7 years ago with Dean Fletcher, and about a year and a half ago became sole owner.
Surviving relatives are 3 children, Mrs. Ruth MacNammara [thus], Port Angeles; Lois Shomar, Long Beach, CA; and George Shomar, Port Angeles; 3 step-children, Mrs. A M Brady, Seattle; Mrs. Ray Beckner, Agnew, and Ed Collins of Portland, OR. There are 3 brothers, Lou, William and Robert Shomar of Port Angeles and a half-brother, Harvey McNeil, also of this city.
Mr. Shomar had been a member of Naval Lodge, BPOE No. 353 for the past 2 years.
Funeral services are to be held Sunday, July 7 at 1:30 at the Christman Mortuary with Rev, Erle Howell in charge. Music will be furnished by members of the Elks Glee Club. Interment is to be in Dungeness Cemetery.
Rebecca Jane Shomar ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 13, 1934 )
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Shomar, 60, a resident of Port Angeles since 1901, passed away at her home on the Boulevard here at 9:30 last evening after a lingering illness Funeral services will be held from the Christman Mortuary at 2:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday) with Miss Markham, of the Full Gospel Tabernacle, in charge. Burial will be in Seattle.
She was born in Dallas, TX on Oct 2, 1874, and was joined in marriage to the late Henry Shomar in Buckley, WA in 1901, moving to Port Angeles the same year.
She is survived by 6 children: Edward G Collins, Portland, OR; Mrs. Roy Beckner, Mrs. Matt McNamara and George Shomar, of Port Angeles; Mrs. Lois Peck, Southgate, CA, and Mrs. A N Brady, Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. M D Hopkins, Jefferson, TX; Mrs. Bert Ehle and Mrs. Thomas Clark, Seattle. Eight grandchildren also survive.
Anna Emilie Peterson Short ( d June 21, 1956 )
Funeral services for Anna Emilie Short, 76, of 1039 W 8th St., will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with the Rev. Rev. Carl E Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery. Mrs. Short, the wife of Robert W Short, died Thursday morning after a short illness.
She was the daughter of John and Mary Peterson, Port Angeles pioneers. She was born March 25, 1880 in Sioux Falls, SD. She came to Port Angeles in 1890. Her parents homesteaded on government lots on Cherry Hill on 10th St between Laurel and Oak Sts. The family was a prominent one during the early days of the city.
The marriage of Anna Emilie Peterson and Robert W Short, a hauling contractor, was in Victoria, BC in 1899. The couple came here from Victoria in 1918 and lived here since.
Mrs. Short was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Port Angeles and for many years secretary of the Ursula Cotta Society of the church. She was a member of the Altruistic club and several other women's clubs.
Surviving relatives are her husband, Robert W Short; son Leslie Short, both of Port Angeles; 4 daughters, Ruth Doran, Mrs. Roderick Melville and Mrs. Ernest Cogburn, all of Port Angeles and Mrs. Lawrence Higinbotham, Sekiu; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dell Church, Port Angeles and Mrs. Harry Cathcart, Joseph, OR; brother Dellmere Peterson, Port Angeles; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Christine Correia Silva ( d Jan 14, 1981 )
There were no services for Christine Silva, 80, of Blyn, who died Wednesday in Sequim. Burial was in Sequim View Cemetery under direction of Sequim Valley Chapel.
Mrs. Silva was born at Blyn Feb 27, 1900, the daughter of Manuel and Christine Correia. She spent her entire lifetime in the Blyn area. On June 4, 1919 she married George Silva in Sequim. Mr. Silva died in 1961.
Survivors are a son, Norman Silva of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter Betty Steeby of Sequim; 1 brother, Francis Correia of Camano Island; 3 sisters, Virginia Reposa of Kirkland, Jenny Burr of Forks, Irene Carroll of Milwaukee, OR; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
George Silva, 69, Sequim, died Thursday morning in Seattle following an illness of several weeks. Services will be at 1pm Monday in Trinity Methodist Church, Sequim, with Rev. Robert Ward officiating. Burial will be in Sequim Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Born in Port Blakely, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Antone Silva and had lived in Sequim all his life. He was a member of Jack Grennan Post No 62, of the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife Christine, a son Norman, a daughter Mrs. Chester Steeby and 5 grandchildren, all of Sequim; 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary McCullen, Port Townsend and Mrs. Julia Morgan, Astoria; a brother Milo Silva, Port Townsend and several nieces and nephews.
A Hazel Dey Simcoe
Mrs. A Hazel Simcoe, 70, wife of Price Simcoe, a Sequim resident 65 years, died Saturday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Sequim, Wednesday at 1pm with the Rev. Robert C Ward officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie A Dey born in Kansas Sep 13, 1891. She came to Sequim with her parents 65 years ago and lived here ever since. She married Price Simcoe at Sequim March 20, 1912.
Mrs. Simcoe was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and a past noble grand of Sequim Rebekah Lodge No. 255 and member of the Hurd Creek Thimble Club.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Price Simcoe at the family home at 229 S Sequim Ave,; daughter Mrs. Verna Lucas, Seattle; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Preston Dey, Sequim and Elmer Collins, Vancouver, Washington.
Bert Sindars ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 3, 1926 )
SEQUIM--The funeral of Mr. Bert Sindars, who passed away last Saturday after a prolonged illness, was held on Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church. The services were conducted by Rev. Howell of Port Angeles. interment was made in the Sequim View Cemetery. Mr. Sindars was born in Clallam County 43 years ago and leaves a wife and 4 children.
Mrs. F H (Bird) Sindars
Sequim pioneer, Clallam County
Mrs. F H (Bird) Sindars, 86, resident, died Sunday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3pm at the Sequim Presbyterian Church with the Rev. William C Wartes officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sindars was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson B Combs born in Sun Prairie, WI July 21, 1875. She came to Washington in 1892 and married Herman F Sindars at Sequim June 14, 1895. Mr. Sindars died at Sequim in 1959. Mrs. Sindars was a member of Sequim Presbyterian Church, Royal Neighbors and Rebekah Lodges, Women's Improvement and Thimble Clubs.
Mrs. Sindars was the mother of 3 children. The surviving children
are Mrs. L E Strahm, a daughter and A A Sindars, a son, both of Sequim.
She has 6 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Another son,
Guy F Sindars, is deceased.
Wilhelmina Sindars ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 8, 1925 )
Mrs. Wilhelmina [second name obliterated] Sindars, a pioneer of Sequim, passed away at her home, Jan 6, 1925, after an illness of many months. Mrs. Sindars was married on May 6, 1869, and later that year came to the United States. They settled in Sequim in 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Sindars celebrated their golden wedding in 1919. To this union was born 8 children. Mrs. Sindars is survived by her husband Herman; 5 children, O A, H F, E E, Bert, and Mrs. Ida Carter; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment will be made in the Sequim Cemetery of Friday afternoon.
Ralph W Sisson
Ralph W Sisson, 81, of Rt. 2, Box 108, died Monday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11am in the Harper Funeral Home with Rev. Elsie Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Sisson was born June 12, 1884 in Ferndale, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William M Sisson He first came to Port Angeles when he was 12 years old for a visit with his brother, Dewitt, an early pioneer in the area.
As a young man, Mr. Sisson worked with a surveying crew in the western part of Clallam County. He married Beatrice Lilly Filion on July 4, 1919 in Victoria, BC and they returned to Port Angeles where Mr. Sisson farmed several acres on the lower Elwah River.
After selling the farm some years later, he started what is now the Angeles Creamery, later opened a general store and restaurant across the street from the Nelson Mill site, and remained in business there for several years. Later, he and a partner ran the Maxwell car agency in Port Angeles before he moved to Chimacum where he bought another farm. In 1923 he sold the farm and moved to Yakima where he purchased a 70-acre fruit orchard. In 1945, he returned to Port Angeles where he retired.
Mr. Sisson was a member of the Port Angeles Naval Lodge of Elks and the Port Angeles Goldenagers.
Survivors include a son, Willis J, Port Angeles; daughter, Mrs. Richard Ulin, Port Angeles; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
May Skavdale ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 11, 1930 )
Miss May Skavdale, 28, died at Firlands Sanitarium, Seattle, Wednesday 11:45am after an illness of 4 years. Born in Joyce Aug 4, 1902, the late Miss Skavdale attended school there and later graduated from the Port Angeles high school. In 1922 she went to Ketchikan and 4 years later came home and soon afterwards went to Firlands where she stayed for 2 years. The deceased came to her home at Joyce where she stayed until 2 months ago when she went back to Firlands.
Surviving relatives are her mother, Mrs. Martha Skavdale, of Joyce; 4 sisters, and 2 brothers. The sisters are: Mrs. Joseph Bourm and Mrs. Louis Neilson of Joyce, Mrs. A A Mickey of Aberdeen and Mrs. Clara Carter of Portland, OR. The brothers are Iver and Herman Skavdale of Joyce.
Funeral services are to be held from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors at 2:30pm Saturday. Rev. Asa Smith of the Presbyterian Church will officiate and burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Anna Louise Forsberg Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 4, 1953 )
Private funeral services were scheduled at 4pm today for Mrs. Anna Louise Smith, 77, who died in her sleep early Friday morning at her home at 223 W 11th St. Officiating at the McDonald Funeral Home was a Christian Science reader and cremation was to follow. The family requested that no flowers be sent.
Anna Louise Forsberg was born in Chicago, IL Nov 12, 1875, the daughter of Peter and Marie Forsberg. She came west to Seattle with her parents when 10 years of age. She could recall the great fire of 1889 that destroyed the city. That same year the family came to Clallam County and settled on a farm in the Lower Elwah district.
In 1892, when she was 16 yeas old, she married Benjamin T Smith, one of the city's prominent newspapermen and printer.
The couple homesteaded at 6th and Chambers Sts. and lived there many years. Mr. Smith helped establish one of the this city's first newspapers and later operated a commercial printing establishment. He died in 1915 and his widow operated the shop for 3 years.
Mrs. Smith was greatly interested in civic affairs and had taken an active part in the community study. Another of her interests was the Clallam County Historical Society.
Following the death of a daughter-in-law, she assisted in rearing a grandson, Larry Smith.
She was a member of the Macabee lodge and through her late husband's life membership in the Naval Lodge of Elks, was affiliated with the social side of that organization.
Surviving are a son, Thero S Smith, Seattle; a daughter, Mrs. Cecile Glenn, Bellingham; a sister, Mrs. Alice Fairley, Seattle, and 2 grandchildren.
Antone G Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 24, 1968 )
Antone G Smith, 82, 1128 E 5th, died Friday after a brief illness. Private memorial services was held at McDonald Funeral Home, with Rev. Thomas Hostetler officiating.
Mr. Smith was born in Chicago in 1885 and came to Port Angeles in the spring of 1889. As a young boy he lived at Puget Sound Cooperative Colony at the mouth of Ennis Creek.
Following graduation from Port Angeles High School in 1905, he was employed by Archer Pipe and blower Company in Seattle as a draftsman. He returned to Port Angeles in 1913 to enter the grocery business. He continued as a grocer until his retirement in 1957.
Smith married Margaret M Gormley in Port Angeles in 1917. They celebrated their golden anniversary last year.
Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Port Angeles Savings and Loan Assn. from 1932 until his death. He was president of the board form 1950 to 1962. He was a life member of the Naval Lodge of Elks and a 45 year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Smith is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. James Wood, Bothell, and Mrs. Clara Johnston, Quilcene; and one brother, Chester Smith of Port Angeles; and 4 grandchildren.
Arthur A Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 8, 1944 )
Arthur A Smith, 83, pioneer Port Angeles newspaper publisher and co-founder of the Port Angeles Evening News, died in Portland, OR, Aug 4, after a 3-day illness.
Portland had been his home since he left here following sale of his interest in the Port Angeles Evening News in 1919. He first came here in June 1890 from Greencastle, Indiana, where he had published the Greencastle Times.
Smith was state senator in 1915-18 from the 24th district, then comprising Clallam and Jefferson and San Juan counties. During his publishing career Smith was always an active republican party leader although following the 1930-32 depression he came to favor the New Deal leadership of President Roosevelt, as the one which offered some attempt to deal with the nation's economic ills.
In 1916 was president of the Washington State Editorial Association, now the Washington Newspaper Publisher's Association.
In 1937, A A Smith and G M Lauridsen collaborated in writing "The Story of Port Angeles,' a 276 page book of early history of Port Angeles and Clallam County. Smith lived here several months while working on this book. It is now the principle printed source of information about early history of the community outside the old newspaper files.
[Several paragraphs detailing his publishing career omitted]
Arthur A Smith was born in Thorntown, Indiana, Feb 11, 1861, the 2nd of 5 children. His parents were O H Smith, and Indiana educator, and Elvira Allen Smith, both of whom lived past 90.
Upon finishing high school at 18, Arthur Smith became a reporter. At 20 he was city editor of the Columbus Daily Republican and at age 21 he started the Greencastle (Indiana) Times. He was 29 when he came to Port Angeles in 1890. He married Daphne Hickman in 1903; she died some years after the Smiths left Port Angeles.
The news of Smith's death was telephoned to the Evening News form Portland last night by Mrs. Agnes Hickman, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Smith, who said cremation was to follow services at Roses Crematorium in Portland today, conducted by the Woodmen of the World.
Arthur Smith's brothers also lived to old age. His older brother, Park, lived next door to him in Portland until his death about 2 years ago. The younger brother, Harry, continued as publisher of the Greencastle Times, which Arthur founded in 1892, until his death in recent years. Two sisters are still living so far as known here. One is Mrs. Edith Lippman of Seattle; her son, Lt. (jg) Richard G Lippman, a Seattle businessman, is now on active duty in the Navy.
Harvey Beadle Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 30, 1954 )
Harvey Beadle Smith, 79, resident of LaPush 77 years, died there Thursday evening after a short illness. Funeral services will be at the Forks Congregational Church Monday at 2pm with the Rev. Norman Scruton officiating. Burial will be in Quillayute Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Forks Mortuary.
Mr. Smith was born in South Dakota Oct 7, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J Smith. He came to LaPush with his parents in 1876 when he was 2 years old. The family were among the earliest settlers of the area and homesteaded near the Quillayute River.
Mr. Smith was the last remaining child of the pioneer couple, and was the oldest white resident of the Quillayute Valley. He was a man of tremendous physical strength and vitality, and farmed his Quillayute Valley farm until recently. He had many adventures in his early days, and for many years was prominent in the development of the West End of Clallam County. He was a member of the Quillayute Valley Grange 661.
Surviving are his wife, Adeline Smith, LaPush, 2 daughters, Mrs. Arthur Munson, Forks, and Mrs. Zona Peters, Eureka, CA; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Ione T Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 6, 1931 )
When Mrs. Ione T Smith (Aunt Ione), died in Seattle Thursday at the ago of 84 years, Port Angeles lost one of the city's most beloved pioneers and a woman of beautiful character. Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late George Venable Smith, prominent civic leader of this city and one of the organizers of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony that settled here in 1887.
Coming here in 1887, Aunt Ione taught the Kindergarten in the colony school that year and the next. Scores of prominent people in this city and county remember her as their first teacher. The instruction of the little kindergarten classes was a labor love with Aunt Ione and she did the work as her share in making the colony experiment a success.
The late Mrs. Smith made her home here until slightly over a year ago. She lived at the family home, 417 S Peabody St., a place she and her husband took up when the government reserve was opened up in the early 90's. Failing health caused Mrs. Smith to move to Seattle to make her home with her only child, Mrs. Lorna Haggard. This daughter was visiting in California when her mother died.
Unusually keen mentally, highly educated and with a lovable disposition, Mrs. Smith was a favorite of all who knew her. Her greatest pride was in Port Angeles and its growth. When she lived here she made daily trips to the business district and took a keen interest in seeing the predictions of the city's growth and prosperity made by her late husband come true. When the story of Port Angeles is written, Aunt Ione Smith, pioneer beloved woman, will have her name among those who were the real builders of the city.
Little is known of the early life of the late Mrs. Smith other than that she was born in Iowa and that she had occupied a high position in life before casting her lot with the Cooperative Colony and volunteering to do her share in making that socialist experiment a success.
It was thought that Mrs. Smith might be buried in this city as a telegram was received by the Christman Mortuary apprising of the death and declaring more details would be sent later. Later indications were that arrangements would be held up until arrival of her daughter from California.
Laura O Chambers Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 26, 1928 )
Mrs. Laura Chambers Smith, 56, wife of William Smith, pioneer Port Angeles business man, passed away at the family residence, 415 S Peabody St Tuesday evening after a lingering illness.
The late Mrs. Smith, then Laura O Chambers, came to Port Angeles 31 years ago on a visit to the pioneer Chambers families, to whom she was related. She was born in Owatanna, MN, April 7, 1872.
The wedding of William Smith and Laura Chambers occurred in Port Angeles Feb 8, 1899. Mr. Smith was at that time operating one of the first Port Angeles brick making establishments.
Besides the husband, there are 3 children, Ivor, Donald and Laurella, a brother John S Chambers of Marshfield, OR and sister, Mrs. Ella Chambers, of Buffalo, NY. There are also numerous relatives in this county.
Funeral arrangements will be made by Dewey S Lyden Company, funeral directors, following receipt of word from the brother, John S Chambers, Marshfield, OR.
The late Mrs. Smith was a charter member of the Pythian Sisters lodge of this city and took a sincere interest in the work of that fraternity. She was known and liked by many of the pioneer residents of the city and county who knew her as a model wife and mother. The late Mrs. Smith took great interest in the growth and development of Port Angeles and Clallam County and second to her love for her family, she loved her home county and city and was proud of the progress made within the time she had lived here. Profound sympathy is being felt for the surviving members of the family who have lost a fine wife and mother.
William Smith established the Smith Bottling Works of this city many years ago and this business, one of the most flourishing in the city is carried on by Mr. Smith and his 2 sons.
Nettie Elizabeth Miller Smith
Mrs. Nettie Elizabeth Smith, 70, resident of Sequim 69 years, died there Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Angeles Cemetery Friday at 10am with the Rev. William Wartes officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born Nettie Elizabeth Miller, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Miller in Slaughter, now Auburn, Washington Oct 4, 1889. The family moved to Sequim when she was a year old and she resided there since. She married Austin Smith in Sequim in 1908. Mr. Smith died in 1952. Her husband opened a small paint shop in Sequim 40 years ago and the establishment developed into a general store. The grocery stock was sold in 1940 to a son-in-law Eugene Pearson. After her husband's death Mrs. Smith carried on business with other merchandise until 1954 when she retired.
Her father, Chris Miller, built the first sawmill in the Dungeness Valley at the site of the present W H Wheeler farm and later moved it to the present Hardgrove place where he also manufactured shingles. Her father brought one of the first automobiles to Sequim in 1906.
Mrs. Smith was a deaconess in the Sequim Presbyterian Church, member of the Sequim Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grands club, and Hurd Creek Thimble club. Surviving relatives include 2 daughters, Mrs. Eugene Pearson, Sequim, and Mrs. C M Bryden, Roseburg, OR and 8 grandchildren.
Sarah E Ferguson Smith ( d 7 Dec 1971 )
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E Smith, 93, one of the early day residents of Port Angeles, will be held at the Ridgeview Chapel at 1pm Monday. The Rev. Lloyd Doty will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ocean View Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died here Thursday.
She was born Sep 2, 1878 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ferguson. She came to the United States with her parents as an infant to St. Joseph, MO. In 1887 the family moved to Port Angeles as members of the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony.
Mrs. Smith and 3 other children of the family attended the cooperative school at Ennis Creek and later the Old Central School in Port Angeles.
She was active in the early organizations of the town, working in the pioneer Congregational Church, PTA, and Ladies Book Club. She was married to William B Smith Dec 25, 1900 in Port Townsend. He died in 1950.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Women's Society of Christian Service, Clallam County Historical Society and Esther Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, Russell F Smith and a daughter, Mrs. Wilda S MacDonald, both of Port Angeles. Also surviving is 1 grandchild, 1 great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Ethel McConaughy in California.
Theodora Squires Smith
Theodora S Smith, 69, died here Friday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30pm at Harper Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Rings will officiate with interment following in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born Dec 30, 1896 in Edison, WA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T Squires, Skagit county pioneers. She was raised on a farm on Samish Island and graduated from Edison High School.
She attended Teachers College in Bellingham, graduating in 1919. In Sep of that year she accepted her first teaching job on the Lower Hoh River. On June 30, 1920 she married LeRoy Smith at her family's home on Samish Island. The couple then moved to the Moretz log house on the Upper Hoh where she taught Maurice Schmidt, the only pupil.
In the summer of 1922, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to a farm near Burlington where she taught at the Marsh School and the school at Granite Lake near Concrete.
In 1924 and 25 she taught at Grassy Plains, MT. In 1928 she and Mr. Smith moved to Port Townsend; and on March 6, 1929, they, with their daughter, took up residence in a 2 room cabin near the Bogachiel Bridge, 6 miles south of Forks.
Here Mr. Smith began construction of the Bogachiel Store and cabins which were completed in August. They operated the Bogachiel Tourist Park for 17 years, moving to Mill Creek in Oct 1945. There they remained for 15 years and operated the Mill Creek lockers and cabins.
In Oct 1960 they moved to their home in Port Angeles. Mrs. Smith had been secretary of the Bogachiel Valley Improvement Club, Royal Neighbors, Forks PTA, the West End Republican club and the Old Timers club. She worked on the election board and had been a member of the school board.
In Port Angeles she had been on the election board for Precinct 7; district publicity chairman of the W.W.I Veterans Auxiliary, and a member of the Sarah and Bette Belle Circles of the First Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband at their home at 313 E 10th St. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Burr of [rest missing]
William Smith ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 18, 1931 )
William Smith, 81, a resident of Port Angeles since 1889, died at his home 415 S Peabody, at 8:45 this morning after an illness that has extended over 2 and a half years and that became acute Saturday.
Born in Dumfries, Scotland, on January 20, 1850, the late Mr. Smith went to New Zealand when a young man and engaged in the sheep business, and from there went to California, then to British Columbia, and came here in May, 1889.
It was in 1910 that the late Mr. Smith established the Smith Bottling Works, one of the city's substantial firms, and this business is being carried on by his sons. The plant was for many years near the old City Hall, on 1st St., and a few years ago was moved to the Aldwell Building.
Very early in the 90's the late Mr. Smith established one of Clallam County's first industries when he started manufacturing brick on the lot on 1st St west of Oak. Mr. Smith carried on this business for about 20 years, turning out millions of brick, many of which are in the chimneys and fireplaces of the older homes of the city. Besides the 2 business ventures, Mr. Smith was at one time city marshal here, and also a deputy sheriff.
The wedding of Laura Chambers and William Smith occurred her Feb 8, 1899. Mrs. Smith passed away 2 and a half years ago and Mr. Smith never fully recovered from the shock of her death.
Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Smith. They are Ivor, Donald and Laurella--all living in this city. Other surviving relatives are a brother in Canada and 2 sisters in Scotland.
For more than 30 years the late Mr. Smith has been a member of the Port Angeles Lodge of the Knights of Pythias and this was his only lodge affiliation.
Funeral services will be announced by the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, tomorrow.
Coming here when the city was young, the late Mr. Smith took part in the interesting history of Port Angeles. He was one of the "squatters" on what was known as the government reserve, taking up the lots where the Smith home still stands. He felled the trees on the place, near 5th and Peabody, cleared out the brush and the stumps and was given title several years after "squatting," or in 1894, when the lots were sold by the government.
The late Mr. Smith had the respect of hundreds of old-time citizens of Clallam County, and his passing removed from the community a man who pioneered the way here and for whom, after more than 40 years' residence here, nothing but good can be said.
Hazel L Beahan Snelgrove
Mrs. Hazel L Snelgrove, 81, who was born in Port Angeles and spent her early childhood at Neah Bay and on Tatoosh Island, died here Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 11am Wednesday at Ridgeview Chapel with the Canon Walter W McNeil officiating. The Order of Eastern Star will also take part in the service.
Mrs. Snelgrove was born in Port Angeles March 26, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beahan. Her father was a weather bureau meteorologist and during her early life he was stationed at Tatoosh Island and North Head on the Columbia River. Except for 2 brief periods of one each spent in Nevada and Nebraska and 10 years in King county, she lived her entire life in this area.
Mrs. Snelgrove attended the Old Central School in Port Angeles and the Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma. She began a career as a licensed practical nurse in 1944 at the General Hospital here. The building now houses the YMCA.
She was a charter member and past president of the Juan de Fuca District of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association. In her long career at the hospitals here, she long ago gave first baths to babies whose mothers got their first bath from her.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Past Matron Order of Eastern Star, Past Royal Matron of Amaranth. She held state offices in both organizations. She was also a member of the Dry Creek Grange, Clallam County Pomona Grange, Washington State Grange and National Grange, Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge, Royal Neighbors and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband... [rest missing]
Frederick L Solf ( d 10 Nov 1981 )
Funeral services for Frederick L Solf, 88, of Port Angeles will be at 2pm Monday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Norman Landvik and Pastor Kenneth Dooley officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Angeles Memorial Park under the direction of Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel. Mr. Solf died Tuesday in Kirkland.
He was born in Chicago, IL, to John and Marie Solf on Jan 1, 1893. He moved to Port Angeles in 1905 and spent most of his life working in the lumber industry here.
A parishioner at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, he was a member of that church's first confirmation class. He fought in W.W.I and was a member of the VFW and was active in the Independent Order of Foresters as well.
Surviving are his wife, Ola Brown Solf; 2 daughters, Betty Jane Boltmann of Redmond and Patricia Kaas of Bothell; 3 sisters, Freda Kirk, Emma Dempsey and Ella McFall, all of Port Angeles; and 3 grandchildren.
Barbara Spath ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Dec 18, 1928 )
Mrs. Barbara Spath, 68, passed away at her home, 916 S Laurel St. this city early this morning after a brief illness.
Mrs. Spath was born in Bavaria, January 17, 1860. She came to this county with her husband 40 years ago and they located on a farm near Carlsborg. For a time afterwards the family lived in this city but again moved to the farm, Mrs. Spath moving back her 5 years ago and making her home in the city since. Mr. Spath died 18 years ago and her daughter, Mrs. Hendrickson, passed away 5 years ago.
Surviving relatives are 2 sons, Louis J and Henry W Spath, both of Sequim, and a daughters Mrs. T R Petersen of Seattle. There are 4 sisters and 1 brother living in Victoria and Seattle.
Funeral services are to be Thursday at 10am at the Port Angeles Catholic
Church with Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. officiating with Christman
Mortuary in charge. Burial will be in Dungeness Cemetery.
George W Spath ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 19, 1969 )
George W Spath, 75, lifetime resident of Clallam County, died Jan 14 after a long illness.
Mr. Spath was born in Port Angeles to Alois and Barbara Spath. The family moved from Port Angeles when he was 4 years old and bought a farm in the Carlsborg area where he grew up and attended schools.
For a number of years he owned and operated a dairy farm on the Carlsborg Road until he retired in 1953 and moved to Sequim. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 25 years. He served on the board of directors of the Clallam Cooperative Assn. and the Federal Land Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Olga, of Sequim; a sister, Charlotte Truman, 2 nieces and a nephew in Seattle; and 2 nephews in Sequim. Two brothers, Louis and Fred, and a sister, Lily, preceded him in death.
Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle had charge of cremation. There will be a private memorial service held for the family.
Laura B Robinson Spath ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 6, 1969 )
The funeral service for Laura B Spath, 64, of Sequim, a victim of Wednesday's plane crash will be held Saturday at 3pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor LaVerne Nelson will officiate. Mrs. Spath's body will be cremated with interment of the remains in the Dungeness Cemetery. McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Spath was born in Colorado, where she graduated from high school She studied nursing in Chicago. She married Louis Spath in 1925. He died in 1947. Mrs. Spath moved to Sequim in 1923 to work as a nurse. She went to Alaska in 1962 where she was employed as a nurse for the Alaskan Public Health Service. She returned to Clallam County in 1966 and worked at the Angeles Convalescent Center until her death.
She is survived by a son, L M Spath of Sequim, a brother, C A Robinson of Sequim and 2 grandchildren.
Otto Sporseen ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of April 18, 1958 )
Otto Sporseen, 90, Sequim, died Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Sequim Trinity Methodist Church Saturday at 2pm with the Rev. Rev. Carl E Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Sequim View Cemetery under the direction of the Harper Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Harvey Klinger, John Kirner, William Laurenson, Iris Marshall, William T Alton, Gary Edwards.
Mr. Sporseen was born in Sweden June 6, 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Sporseen came to the United States in 1898. They settled on a farm near Sequim in 1907. Mrs. Sporseen died at Sequim in 1917.
He was a member of the Sequim Masonic Lodge and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving relatives include 2 daughters, Mrs. N E Dobbins, Bellevue, WA and Mrs. Dagney Cisney, Manchester, WA; 2 sons, Stanley Sporseen, Portland, OR, and Solomon Sporseen, Raymond, WA; and 7 grandchildren.
Emma Marie Fritz Stahl ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Sep 3, 1932 )
Mrs. Emma Marie Stahl, 56, passed away at 6am today at the family home, 428 E 8th St of heart disease. Apparently in excellent health, Mrs. Stahl arose as usual this morning and busied herself with preparation for breakfast. Becoming suddenly ill, she returned to her room and succumbed before medical aid could be summoned.
Emma Marie Fritz was born in Prussia on Nov 11, 1876 and came to this county in 1880, landing at NY. From there she journeyed to McKeesport, PA to reside with relatives. On Dec 2, 1896, she was joined in marriage to Fred Stahl in Steubenville, OH.
Mr. and Mrs. Stahl moved from Lisbon, OH to Port Angeles in 1900 and have resided here ever since. In recent years, Mr. Stahl has been county fire warden.
Mrs. Stahl was a devoted wife and mother, and made a host of friends in Port Angeles. Aside from her family, her interests were almost entirely devoted to her garden and her flowers. She was an active member of the Lutheran church.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Fred Stahl, of Port Angeles; son Edgar C Stahl, Port Angeles; 2 daughters, Mrs. Emma [thus--should read Elsie] Raybone and Miss Emma [thus] Stahl, both of Port Angeles; a brother, Carl Fritz, McKeesport, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2pm from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, with Rev. Erle Howell officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
C S Stakemiller ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of 21 March 1933 )
C S Stakemiller, 70, for 46 years a resident of Port Angeles, at one time owner of the largest men's furnishings store on the Olympic Peninsula, and for many years a member of the Clallam County Game Commission, died in an Upsound hospital early this morning after a lingering illness. Mrs. Stakemiller and her daughter, Mrs. John Willson, and husband, left for Upsound to bring the remains home for burial. Funeral announcement will be made later.
Mr. Stakemiller was born on Sep 22, 1863 at Mount Carroll, IL and moved to Port Angeles 46 years ago. After working at odd jobs for several years, he entered the furnishing store of Julius I Kirschberg, later became attached to the store of Harry Lutz, buying out the latter's business and conducting it for many years. He served upon the Clallam County Game commission until recently.
Additional details will be available following return of Mr. and Mrs. Willson and Mrs. Stakemiller.
Hedvig Stange ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 27, 1932 )
Mrs. Hedvig Stange, 84, a native of Germany and a pioneer of the Pysht section, passed away at 10am Sunday after an illness of 2 years. Funeral services will be from the Catholic Church at 8:30am Tuesday with Rev. Father Bernard Neary reading the service and the Christman Mortuary in charge of the funeral.
Mrs. Stange was born in Germany on Sep 29, 1848 and was married in Germany to Joseph Stange. Following the marriage they left Germany for the United States, sailing to a point opposite Pysht bay in a sailing schooner 43 years ago. They were landed from the sailing ship by small boat and took up a homestead in the forest. Mr. Stange passed away in 1920.
Mrs. Stange is survived by 2 daughters--Mrs. Gertrude Fernandez of Pysht and Mrs. Margaret Snyder of Port Angeles, and 8 grandchildren.
Pearl S Kuntz Rausal Treece Stange ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of May 28, 1972 )
Graveside services for Pearl S Stange, 70, will be held at Crescent Cemetery, Crescent Beach, Tuesday at 1pm with the Rev. M E Farmer officiating.
Mrs. Stange died in Port Angeles Thursday. She was born May 16, 1902 in Iowa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kuntz. She came to Washington from Iowa in 1922 and lived for many years in Clallam County. She married her husband, Gus, in Seattle in 1945.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Crescent Grange and was active in blood bank drives in the county.
Survivors include her husband of Clallam Bay; sons Wesley Rausal of Joyce, Lester Rausal of TX, Don Treece of Seattle and Richard Treece of Clallam Bay; daughters Mrs. Ken Thompson and Mrs. Carl Pell, both of Joyce; brother Joyce Kuntz of Seattle and Ralph Kuntz of Bellingham; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Thompson of Bellingham; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Ridgeview Chapel.
Albert B Steik
Albert B Steik died Monday at the age of 56. Funeral services are to be held May 17 at the McDonald Funeral Home. Services to be conducted by the Masonic Lodge No. 69.
Mr. Steik was born in Port Angeles Oct 29, 1904 and lived here as a boy. He became a merchant seaman early in life and was the youngest person to become a captain at the age of 36, for American President Lines. He shipped all over the worked and in later years was captain of one of the Foss Launch and Tug, Co. boats, locally.
Mr. Steik was also a painter by profession and worked at that until more than a year ago when injuries and illness kept him home. He was affiliated with the Yerba Buena Masonic Lodge of Oakland, CA, the local Elks Lodge and the Painter's Union.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a sister, Mrs. Anne Miller, of Seattle and Mrs. Florence Kane, sister, of Anaheim, Ca. He is also survived by a brother, John Smith.
Fritz Steik ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 14, 1929 )
Fritz Steik, 83, for 40 years a resident of Port Angeles, died Wednesday after quite a lengthy illness.
Born in Germany Oct 10, 1846, Fritz Steik lived in Victoria, BC for some time before coming to Port Angeles about 40 years ago. He settled on a piece of ground at 12th and Peabody streets when the government reserve was opened, and homesteading, had lived there ever since. Almost 30 years ago he injured an arm and since that time has been unable to do hard labor. Up until he was injured, Mr. Steik was a man of remarkable strength. The late Mr. Steik was very well known to all old residents of the city and county and up until a few years ago visited the business section of the city daily.
Besides the widow, who is ill in a local hospital, there are 7 children. The sons are Harry and Chris of Port Angeles; Fred of OR; and Gus in Olympia. The daughters are Mrs. Will Rex, Seattle; Mrs. B F Whitehead, Los Angeles and Mrs. Howard Hart, Freshwater.
Mr. Steik was a member of the Lutheran church. His funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, a 2pm Friday with Rev. Beilstein of the Lutheran church in charge. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Henrietta Steike ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 3, 1933 )
Mrs. Henrietta "Grandma" Steike, 84, a Port Angeles pioneer, passed away at 12:25pm Saturday, July 1 in a local hospital after four years' suffering from a broken hip and other injuries sustained in a fall.
She was born in Germany on Sep 10, 1849, and was joined in marriage to Fritz Steik in Germany in 1867. Several years following the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Steike and children migrated to Wisconsin, where they remained until about 1886 when they moved to Victoria, BC. Mr. Steike preceded them to Port Angeles, squatting on the reserve. Mrs. Steike and the children came to Port Angeles 44 years ago and has resided here since. She was a lovable character, with a host of friends. She was a devout member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Steike passed away four years ago.
She leaves to mourn her, 4 sons--Fred Steike, aRinier [thus], OR; Gus Steike, Olympia, WA; Harry and Chris Steike, Port Angeles; 3 daughters--Mrs. Howard Hart, Freshwater; Mrs. William Rex, Seattle and Mrs. B F Whitehead, Huntington Park. Numerous grandchildren survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Dewey Lyden Company Funeral Home at 2pm Wednesday, July 5, with Rev. E H Beilstein of the Lutheran church reading the service. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Leona Laird Steike ( Chronicle, issue of June 23, 1976 ) [includes picture]
Memorial services were held at Ocean View Cemetery at 11am June 22 with the Rev. Elbert G Harlow of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating, for Leona Laird Steike, born in Hillsdale, MI on Sep 5, 1883, daughter of Mace and Agnes Laird. She was a direct descendant of Oliver Wolcott, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Ursula Wolcott was the daughter of a Governor, sister of a Governor, wife of a Governor, and mother of a Governor. Three Rooks adorn the Wolcott Coat of Arms because an ancestor played Chess with King Henry V and checkmated the Royal King with a Rook.
Her father raised and trained trotting horses before coming to Port Angeles in 1889. On the way west, his carload of stock helped feed the entire train when it was snowbound for one week in the Rockey Mountains.
She lived at the head of the bay known as the Sampson Estate where the old Fibreboard and Crown Z[ellerbach] are now situated. Her home was built of lumber and brick, even windows brought around Cape Horn on a sailing vessel. She had her own canoe made by Indians living on the beach and once rowed a boat through a storm-driven break in Ediz Hook. She attended political and civic meetings with her father and spent 3 years as a Governess in Victoria. She was learning bookkeeping from J P Christensen, then bookkeeper for the Manhattan Cannery, when the first phone was installed in Port Angeles between the cannery and the Merchants Hotel. The test call was put through and Mr. Christensen gave her the receiver, making her the first lady in Port Angeles to use a phone.
She kept house for her father and 3 brothers after the death of her mother until she married Christian M Steike in 1904. Life was not easy for the young couple land Leona often pushed a baby buggy down and up both gullies between Cherry Hill and Tumwater, carried water to do her washings and had all 6 babies at home. Years later her husband and oldest son operated the donkey that built bridges across those gullies where once old logging trains traveled.
She was proud of her heritage and her courage and devotion won the profound respect and admiration of all who knew her.
She is survived by 2 sons, Wilbert Steike, Port Angeles and Christian
A Steike of Bremerton; daughters Mrs. Winette Horton and Mrs. Josephine
Kaas of Port Angeles; plus 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Warren Lawrence Stetson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 4, 1924 )
Warren Lawrence Stetson, 52 years of age and a tug captain on Puget Sound for the past 31 years, passed away at midnight following a week's illness due to a complete paralysis of his left side sustained while his ship was at sea off Pysht, west of this city. His remains are at the Lyden Freeman Funeral Parlors and will be taken to Seattle tomorrow noon for cremation, with funeral services later.
Captain Stetson's death has cast a gloom over the marine circles as he was one of the best known masters on Puget Sound. For the past 6 years he has been in command of the Merrill & Ring tug "Wanderer" and has made his home in Port Angeles for the past 12 years.
Warren Lawrence Stetson was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 29, 1872, and came west as a boy to Seattle, where his father Warren C Stetson became prominent as a member of the first of Stetson-Post lumber Co., and owner of the Stetson hotel. At the age of 15 the boy went to work as a deck hand aboard his father's tugboat, the "Queen City," which was engaged in towing logs to the Stetson-Post mill in Seattle. He worked on the "Queen City" during vacations all the time keeping up his schooling in the old Central school in Seattle, from which he graduated. From deckhand he went to quartermaster, mate and finally captain of the tug, "Queen City", stretching his age slightly to pass the examiners and at the time he was known as one of the youngest and best tugboat masters on Puget Sound. That reputation he kept until he was taken from the wheelhouse of the "Wanderer", stricken by the malady which took his life.
Captain Stetson was one of the first to enter Alaska during the gold rush of 1897 and he located a claim at Dawson.
He was joined in marriage in Seattle to Miss Elsie Baar of Port Angeles on March 18, 1913, and 2 years ago completed a home here for his family at 525 W 10th St. A baby son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Stetson on Tuesday, Oct 28th and baby and mother are at the family home.
Mrs. Dez Mosher, a sister, of 308 1st Ave, Seattle, arrived on the steamer "Sol Duc" this morning to take charge of funeral arrangements. Others surviving the captain are a sister, Ms. Aurrilla C Capece and her daughter Minnie Capece, Frank Stetson, an uncle, who was formerly chief of the Seattle Fire Department, Levy W Stetson, H A Stetson, uncles, and Mrs. S A Thompson, an aunt, all reside in Seattle.
Captain Stetson has been a member of Naval Lodge 353 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks since Feb 17, 1908, and was a member of the Masters, Mates and Pilots Association in Seattle.
Emma Elizabeth Draper Stevens (clipping with date Jan 26, 1951 )
Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Stevens, 82, 435 E 7th St, Clallam County pioneer, died at a hospital here Friday afternoon after a long illness. She lived in the county 78 years. Funeral services will be at the Harper Funeral Home Monday, Jan 29, at 2pm. Rev. Paul Logan will officiate and burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Born Emma Elizabeth Draper in Suffolk county, England Dec 29, 1868, she came to Neah Bay form England with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George Draper, in 1873. Her father was first a government agriculturist on the Makah Indian Reservation. He became first assistant keeper at Tatoosh Light in 1879 and was transferred to Point Wilson as head keeper in 1884. He remained there many years and came here to live. He died in Port Angeles more than 20 years ago.
While at Neah Bay he established a general merchandise establishment that is now the Washburn Store.
Emma Elizabeth Draper married John Stevens in Port Angeles Nov 25, 1896. He was a butcher here who later bought a farm in the Mount Pleasant District where the family lived many years. Mr. Stevens died here Oct 31, 1910.
The Draper Family, among the county's oldest residents were prominent in early day activities. Mrs. Steven's brother, the late Alfred Draper, was a Clallam County commissioner and active in many county affairs.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Ada McElravy and Mrs. Alice Riely, both of Port Angeles; 2 sons, Frank Stevens, Port Angeles and Dr. John Stevens, Sequim; sisters Mrs. Fanny J Pearson and Miss Hannah C Draper, both of Port Angeles, and 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Latham Denison Stewart ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 15, 1930 )
L D Stewart, 86, Civil War veteran and a pioneer of Port Angeles, passed away peacefully at 6:30 Tuesday evening at his home, 111 E 6th St, after having been confined to his home since Nov 26.
Latham Denison Stewart was born on a farm near Western, Oneida County, NY July 30, 1844. At the age of one year his parents moved to Racine, WI where the child grew to a lad of 13 years when the family removed to Racine, Mower County, MN. This time the move was overland with covered wagon and bringing with them cattle, farming implements and everything necessary to open up and equip a farm on the then vast prairies of Minnesota. On this trip the boy began real pioneer life in driving the cattle and doing the many helpful chores that a boy of 13 can do. And here on this Minnesota farm he grew to manhood, and at the age of 18 responded to the call of Abraham Lincoln for volunteers in the great Civil War, enlisting the Company C, 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Serving out his first enlistment, he re-enlisted and served until the close of the war.
Mr. Stewart's occupation was that of architect and builder; learning the trade after the Civil War. He followed it till late in life and may of the early buildings in Port Angeles were built under and by him, having had full charge of the building of the old opera house, recently torn down to make way for the Olympus Hotel.
Mr. Stewart was one of a family of 6 brothers and 1 sister. The 2 older
brothers were also in the Civil War and with Sherman on his march to the
sea. Of this family one sister and one brother survive him. He comes from
a long line of ancesty. On his mother's side, the emigrant, William Denison,
born in England about 1586, came to America in 1631 and settled in Roxbury,
MA, having with him his wife, Margaret, his 3 sons, Daniel, Edward and
George, and John Elliott a tutor to his sons and afterward the first missionary
to the Indians in this country. The genealogy states that the "Emigrant
family came to this country on the good ship Lion in 1631." The deceased
was named for his great grandfather, Latham Denison and he is a descendant
in 2 unbroken lines of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower.
Three years after the close of the Civil War, on Oct 28, 1868, Latham D Stewart was married to Martha Elizabeth Hazleton, 2 years later moving to Warren Mills, Monroe County, MI and here their only child, Mrs. Daisy Brown, now living in Port Angeles, was born. Thousands of those young men of the Civil War, taking advantage of the Homestead Act, came out in the great Northwest, built homes and practically opened up the country, and in the spring of 1872, Mr. Stewart with his wife and baby removed to Richwood, Becker County, MN and used his homestead right, building a pretty little farm home in a grove of giant oaks and lived there just a few years longer than necessary to prove up on his land; but he did not like farming and so, "ever westward the star of empire takes it's way," again they turn their faces to the setting sun, this time the destination is Bismark, ND. In 1887, as a member of the "Puget Sound Colony," he came to Port Angeles where he has practically made his home ever since. In December 1905 he bought a farm on what is now the Olympic Highway and spent some 14 years there. Selling the farm in Feb 1920, he came back to Port Angeles to make his home permanently.
The deceased was a member of the Port Angeles Lodge No. 69 F&AM, of Pacific Post Grand Army of the Republic, also Vicksburg Circle, No. 58., Ladies of the GAR and Esther Chapter No. 19, Order of Eastern Star. He has been a member of the Masonic Fraternity 61 years, joining first in Spring Valley, Fillmore County, MN where he held his membership up to Dec 15, 1890 when he demitted from the Spring Valley Lodge to help institute a lodge here on March 27 of the same year. He was one of the charter members of the Port Angeles lodge.
During the time he was living on the farm he demitted from the Port Angeles lodge to help institute Sequim Lodge No. 113, and after returning to Port Angeles he again demitted from Sequim and brought his membership here. Five years ago the lodge by vote made him an honorary member and presented him with an arm chair for the lodge room on the arm of which was a copper plate with his name engraved thereon. The Masonic Fraternity was Mr. Stewart's religion and he always s said that, if a man lived up to the teachings and principles of Masonry, he must be a good Christian. Mr. Stewart was also a charter member of Pacific Post, Grand Army of the Republic and the first Commander of the Post. He was intensely patriotic and loyal to his country and filled with love and reverence for the flag and maintained that to be a loyal citizen one must obey the laws of the land.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart passed their 61st wedding anniversary Oct 28 of last year and that means 61 years of pioneering together and the witnessing of much of the vast growth of this wonderful country made so dear to them by hardships and service rendered.
Surviving Mr. Stewart are his wife, Mrs. Martha E Stewart, his daughter, Mrs. Daisy Brown of Port Angeles, Miss Dorothy E Brown, a teacher in Roosevelt High and Stewart H Brown of Seattle, grandchild of the deceased.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 in the lodge room of the Masonic Temple, with the Blue Lodge Masons in charge of the service under direction of Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors.
The body will be taken to Seattle at 7:30 Friday morning for burial at Acacia park, a Masonic cemetery.
Willie A McCormick Stewart (Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 5, 1932 )
Mrs. Willie A Stewart, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. K O White in this city this morning at 1:30.
Willie A (McCormick) Stewart was born in St. Louis county, MO Nov 4, 1844 and was married to William A Stewart at Muscatine, IA in Sep 1862. Mr. Stewart died in 1882 at Farmington, MN. He had served as a captain of an Iowa regiment through the Civil War. Mrs. Stewart moved to Port Angeles in Oct 1896.
Surviving relatives are 2 sons, E S Stewart, Cordova, AK, and one daughter. Mrs. Kate O White of Port Angeles, and 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Kate O White at 2pm Monday with the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors in charge.
Charles Edward Stockwell ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 28, 1937 )
Charles Edward Stockwell, 64, of 836 E 10th St., prominent here many years in veterans' activities, passed away in a local hospital Saturday evening after 10 days' illness. He had been in ill health for the past year, but was up and around until only a few days ago.
Mr. Stockwell was born at Redwing, MN, April 20, 1873. He came to Port Angeles 25 years ago and was married 2 years later her to Hulda Rice Waldrip. One son, Frank, was born to the union.
Mr. Stockwell engaged in the bakery business and other lines of endeavor during his years of residence here. In recent years he lived in retirement, keeping a fine garden at his home and spending much time in the work of veterans' organizations.
He served with Company "G" of the 13th Minnesota regiment during the Spanish-American War and took part in the army's fight to subdue the Philippine insurrectionists. He was a past commander of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars and United Spanish-American War Veterans organizations here and also served as adjutant of the latter body, as well as holding various other offices in both groups through the years. Mr. Stockwell was widely known in veterans' circles and the community and was well liked and respected.
Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Stockwell, and son, Frank, both of Port Angeles; his mother, Mrs. E C Stockwell of Gerber, California; 2 brothers, Bert and John, of Gerber; and a sister, Mrs.Oleson, of Auburn.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2pm from the Christman Mortuary; Clyde Rhodefer Post of the VFW will have charge of rites at Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Ellsworth N Stone
Ellsworth N Stone, 64, of 109 N Race St., life-long resident of Clallam County, died Sunday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30pm at the Harper Funeral Home with the Rev. Rev. W G R Dann officiating. Cremation will follow.
He was born in Sequim, Sep 30, 1893, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Stone, Clallam County pioneers. Mr. Stone attended school in Sequim, then became employed at the Angeles Cooperative Creamery. He first had a milk delivery route here and was promoted to sales manager. He retired in 1947 after being employed 27 years at the creamery. After his retirement he owned and operated the Elwah Service Station and fishing resort 3 years. Mr. Stone's hobby was fishing. He fished in lakes, streams and salt water and was a familiar figure where fishermen gathered.
He married Sara B Smith in Port Angeles March 24, 1917. He was a member of the Naval Lodge of Elks and Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Sara B Stone, Port Angeles; 2 sons, Douglas Stone, Antioch, CA; and Robert S Stone, Portland; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest J Bennett, Seattle; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Whitney, Mrs. Fannie Cays, Mrs. Clinton McCourt, all of Sequim; 6 grandchildren and many other relatives in Clallam County.
Emma Jane Lewis Stone ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of July 1, 1952 )
Mrs. Emma Jane Stone, 79, wife of Roy Stone, Sequim, died Monday after several year's illness. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2pm at Trinity Methodist Church in Sequim with the Rev W G R Dann officiating. Cremation will follow. The remains will lie in state at the Sequim Mortuary until the funeral services.
Emma Jane Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lewis, was born Dec 20, 1872, in Jamestown, NY. She came from Rushville, IN to Sequim 41 years ago and married Roy Stone in Seattle Jan 26, 1911.
Mrs. Stone was one of the prominent women of the east end of Clallam County and until becoming ill several years ago, was active in civic and club work and church affairs. She was known to hundreds of residents of the county. She and Mr. Stone retired several years ago from their farm north of Sequim and live in a home on the bluff overlooking their former home. Their son has operated the large farm in recent years.
Surviving relatives include her husband Roy Stone, son Stacey Stone
and 3 grandchildren, all of Sequim, and a niece and 5 nephews in Michigan.
Ross Howard Stone ( 1971 )
A funeral service for Ross Howard Stone, 60, who died after a long illness, was held Oct 20 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Firebaugh, CA with interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
Mr. Stone, a native of Sequim, was born April 29, 1911, the son of Mrs. Mary E Stone and the late Stanley B Stone. He was educated in Sequim schools and most of his life was spent in this area.
He was a veteran of WWII where he served in the Army as technical sergeant in the communications division.
He was married to Miss Ida Paganucci in 1950 and worked for F H Hogue Co. in Firebaugh for the past 15 years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Stone; his mother, Mrs. Mary E Stone of Sequim; 2 brothers, Ralph Stone of Firebaugh, and Raleigh Stone of Renton; one niece and many nephews and cousins.
William M Stovall ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Feb 14, 1935 )
William M Stovall, 59, a resident of Clallam County since he was 14 years old, dropped dead while on some county road work near the Oriental Garden dance hall at 1:15 Wednesday afternoon, heart disease causing his death.
Stovall was born at Milany, TX on Sep 27, 1875, and came to Clallam Bay when he was 14 years of age, living there 15 years and finally moving to Port Angeles, where he has lived for many years, working as a cook until recently.
He was joined in marriage to Lizzie Mawhirter on Dec 25, 1902. She survives him. Others who survive to mourn his loss are his sons, Herbert Stovall, Joyce, and William Stovall, Port Angeles; 3 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Smith, living in OR; Mrs. Rhoda Napiontek, Joyce and Mrs. Mary Tolke, Port Angeles. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Christman Mortuary at 2pm Saturday with Rev. Erle Howell reading the service. Burial will be in the family plot at Ocean View Cemetery.
Harvard C Stovel ( Mar 20, 1954 )
Memorial funeral services for Harvard C Stovel, 54, will be Wednesday at 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mackenzie Murray officiating. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Active casket bearers will be John Lauridsen, Oscar Hansen, Kenneth Steffen, Nelson Hartnagel, Petrus Pearson, Jr., and Glenn Gordon. Honorary casket bearers will be Maynard Fields, Fred Leggett, Jack Sisson, Cal White, Normand Jacobsen and Charles Meagher. Mr. Stovel died suddenly last Saturday.
Mr. Stovel, the son of the late William A and Winifred Stovel, was born in Alpena, MI Oct 24, 1899. He came west with his family in 1910 when his father located in Port Angeles as western representative of the Lacey timber co. His mother was well known here for her active interest in civic and cultural affairs.
Known as "Toby" to his friends, Mr. Stovel went east in 1916 to attended school, and entered the Michigan National Guard. He was inducted into he regular army that year, serving 3 years in Germany during WW I and in the occupation forces after the war.
Returning from the war, he lived here and in Seattle, then moved to Southern California where he was employed in the Los Angeles area by the Wrigley and Texas Companies.
Returning here in 1940 he married Lucille A Pagett in 1941. They settled on a farm in Indian Valley in 1944 where they had made their home since.
Mr. Stovel was employed the past 10 years by Fibreboard Products, Inc., much of the time in the timber division at the Soleduck camp.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Stovel were active in the Elwah community. He was a past president of the Upper Elwah Community Club. He had many friends in the Upper Elwah district and many other old time friends in Port Angeles.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles and of the American Legion.
Surviving relatives are his wife, Lucille A Stovel, and 2 daughters, Kathleen, 10, and Luana 4, at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Vivian Guernsey, San Francisco; and Mrs. Keith Thompson, Port Angeles; and a son by a previous marriage, Jack Stovel.
Fred C Strange ( clipping with date May 4, 197 _ )
Fred C Strange, 75, retired Port Angeles businessman and civic leader, died here Sunday. Services are scheduled for 2:30pm Wednesday at the First Methodist and Congregational Church with the Rev. Lloyd Doty and the Rev. Harold Sortor officiating. Cremation will follow at the Mt. Angeles Memorial Park.
Mr. Strange was born in Oregon Nov 17, 1894. He came to Clallam County in 1912 and helped his father lay out 10-acre tracts around Joyce. The family moved to Port Angeles in 1917 when his father was appointed city engineer. He worked with his father until he enlisted in the US Army Corps of Engineers (23rd Engineers) in W.W.I and served overseas 2 years.
He returned in 1919 as assistant city engineer and continued in the position until 1921 when he became the owner of Port Angeles Concrete Products and the Angeles Foundry Co. in 1929. He operated both firms until 1964.
Mr. Strange was married to the former Meta Hennings of Port Angeles in 1919. She survives at the family home.
He was appointed to the City Planning commission in 1944 and served until Aug 1, 1967. He was elected to the Board of Commissioners in 1944 and served until last year when he decided not to run for re-election to the board.
Mr. Strange was a charter member and past commander of the American Legion Post here . He was also a member and past president of the Port Angeles Rotary club. He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, AF&AM and Knights of Templar. He was also a member and past president of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Strange was a 27 year member of the First Methodist Church and served as the chairman of the church finance commission.
Besides Mrs. Strange, he is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert Gardner, Moclips, and Mrs. R A Pierce, Yakima. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. J C Ghormely, in OR.
Harry J Stringer
Harry J Stringer, 72, of 6th St., died Wednesday after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at the Harper Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm with Major Rydell and the Rev. James Atterberry officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery.
Mr. Stringer was born Feb 1887 in Auburn, CA. He came to Port Angeles in 1914. Until his retirement 7 years ago he was employed by the Crown Zellerbach Corporation mill 32 years. He was a member of the Port Angeles Local of the Port Angeles Local of the Pulp and Sulfite Workers Union and the Salvation Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. Mae Stringer, Port Angeles, 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanley Jacobs, Auburn, WA; Mrs. Roy Parker, Forks and Mrs. Edward Black, Port Angeles; 3 sisters, Mrs. Rose Ro_____ and Mrs. Kate Edgel, both of Campo Sago, CA; and Mrs. Liza Ryno of Sacramento, CA; a half-brother, Robert Regal, Sacramento; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Wilbert King Stroup ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Aug 20, 1945 )
Wilbert King Stroup, 80, of Rt. 1, Sequim, died last Saturday afternoon after 3 months' illness. Funeral services will be held at the Sequim Methodist Church Tuesday, Aug 21, at 2pm with the Rev W R C Dann officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles Cemetery under the direction the Christman Mortuary.
Mr. Stroup was born at London, OH, May 21, 1865, came to Port Angeles in Sep 1898 and married Emma Mackenheimer here Dec 11, 1898. The family moved to Sequim in 1908 where Mr. Stroup was engaged in farming until his retirement. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Emma Stroup, and a daughter, Mrs. Helen Haller, both of Sequim; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, Everett; sons, Charles Stroup, Port Angeles and Harvey Stroup; grandchildren, Helen Haller, Kodiak, AK; Marvin Bister and David Adams, both of Sequim, Alice Stroup, Port Angeles. There are several nieces and cousins living in Ohio.
Bert Sturdevant( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Nov 9, 1936 )
Bert Sturdevant, 52, constable for the Port Angeles precinct, died at a local hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30, after a lingering illness. His remains are at the Christman Mortuary, where they will be until 9am Wednesday when there will be requiem High Mass at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Father Bernard Neary, O. S. B. Burial will be in Ocean View Cemetery.
Born at Stanwood, IA, Sep 22, 1884, the late Bert Sturdevant came to Port Angeles March 28, 1906 and was engaged in the shingle business at the Sturdevant mill at Eden Valley. He was married to Hannah Donahue Oct 15, 1911, and the couple lived at Eden for 5 years. Three children, Jeanette, T J and Helen, were born to the couple.
After moving to Port Angeles. Mr. Sturdevant was employed as boom man at the Charles Nelson Mill until its closing in 1929 and then worked at the Olympic Forest Products company plant until his failing health caused him to resign. In 1934 Mr. Sturdevant was elected to the office of constable and occupied that position up until his death.
Surviving relatives are the widow and 2 daughters. A son, TJ, died nineteen months ago. Others are 2 brothers, J E Sturdevant, Pasadena, CA, and Fred Sturdevant, El Monte, CA.
Recently, Mr. Sturdevant converted to the Catholic faith.
A resident of the county for 30 years, the late Mr. Sturdevant had hundreds of friends who mourn his passing. Until overtaken by ill health, he was very active in many county and community efforts.
Maude Eva Polhamus Sullivan ( Port Angeles Daily News issue of Sep 27, 1974 )
Funeral service for Maude Evan Sullivan, 74, will be at 10am Monday at Ridgeview Funeral Chapel with burial at Ocean View Cemetery.
Mrs. Sullivan, who died Thursday in Port Angeles, was born April 29, 1900, in Port Angeles, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Polhamus. She and Frank Sullivan, Jr. were married March 12, 1920 in Port Angeles. He died in 1957.
She lived her entire life in Port Angeles and worked for the Pacific Northwest Bell for 27 years before her retirement in 1956.
She is survived by 2 sons, Theodore and James O Sullivan of Port Angeles; a daughter, Patricia Belgin of Port Angeles; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Polhamus of Port Angeles; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Norman Cloukie of Marysville and Mrs. Oscar Graham of Seattle.
Mrs. Charles Sult ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 22, 1928 )
Mrs. Charles D Sult, for 28 years a resident of Clallam County, passed away at the family home on 3rd and Laurel Sts at 1pm today following an illness of one week. Mrs. Sult was 78 years of age. Her body is at the parlors of the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, and funeral arrangements will be announced and more details of her life given tomorrow.
Mrs. Sult leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Charles D Sult, well
known as hotel operator here and at Forks until recently.
Helen Sutter ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of Jan 30, 1072 )
Mrs. Helen Sutter, 91, an early Clallam County homesteader, died in Port Angeles Jan 26. She will be cremated at the Mt. Angeles Crematory and inurnment will be at the Blue Mountain Cemetery.
Born April 14, 1880, in Langnau, Switzerland, she came to the United States when she was 5 years old. She married Fred Sutter, who died in 1946, in Bern, Kansas, in 1897. The Sutters then moved to Clallam County in 1900 and homesteaded a claim on Blue Mountain, later moving to Fairview.
A member of the Clallam County Historical Society, Mrs. Sutter was also a charter member of the Fairview Ladies' Club and the Fairview Grange.
She is survived by 2 sons, Fritz Sutter from Port Angeles and Ray Sutter from Oregon; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Bucher of Sequim; a sister, Mrs. Mathilda Taylor of Sedro Wooley; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. At Mrs. Sutter's request, there will be no funeral services.
Clarissa Carver Waterhouse Sutton ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of June 18, 1934 )
One of Port Angeles' most well known and respected women was taken by death Saturday afternoon when Mrs. Clarissa Sutton, 48, wife of Leon G Sutton, succumbed to a sudden heart attack at her home here. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday in the Lyden Funeral Home, with the Christian Science Church in charge.
Mrs. Sutton had resided in Port Angeles or near her for about 30 years. During the past 11 years, she was an operator in the Western Union Telegraph office here, where she made a host of acquaintanceships. Last October, she was stricken by a serious illness and after that time did not return to active duty, making a gradual recovery in health.
Born in a seafaring family, Clarissa Carver Waterhouse, who later was Mrs. Sutton, had an interesting early life. She was born on her father's sailing vessel in the China Sea and spent many years in the Orient, receiving her first education at Manila, Hong Kong and other points distant from America. After the age of 12 she made her home at the family residence in Searsport, ME, finishing her high school course there.
The late Mrs. Sutton came to Port Angeles in 1904 and, except for time taken on a world trip, was here principally until her marriage to Leon G Sutton in May, 1907. She was employed in local telegraph offices. After her marriage, she went with her husband to Port Crescent, where he was stationed by the weather bureau until being transferred to Port Angeles in 1915. Her home was in this city from that year until her passing. During the work War, Mrs. Sutton worked in the weather bureau office.
In addition to Mr. Sutton, retired weather bureau meteorologist, she is survived by one son, Everett Sutton, situated at Tatoosh Island in the weather bureau service, and by a sister, Mrs. Amy Ford, Port Angeles.
August T Swanson ( Port Angeles Evening News issue of March 11, 1931 )
Heart failure caused the death of August Swanson, 64, pioneer Port Angeles blacksmith and Studebaker wagon dealer of Port Angeles on Tuesday, March 10.
Seated on the boathouse runway on Lake Sutherland, his face towards the lake he loved so well, Mr. Swanson passed peacefully away late in the afternoon and was bout about 7:30 in the morning by his son, Herman Swanson, Mrs. Swanson and a son-in-law, Ed Adams of Pysht. The elder Swanson went out to Lake Sutherland yesterday to do some work on a rowboat. He had pushed the boat halfway down the runway from the boathouse. Evidently faint from the strain, he sat down to rest, never to rise .
August Swanson was born in Sweden on May 20, 1867 and at an early age mastered the blacksmithing trade. He crossed the Atlantic when only 17 years of age, settling in Duluth, MN where for years he worked in logging camps at his trade of blacksmith.
About 1888 he moved to Port Angeles and for years was blacksmith in pioneer logging camps in days when oxen were used in logging transportation. Most of the shoeing work of those days was on oxen.
Mr. Swanson was joined in marriage to Nannie Bjork in Port Angeles on May 15, 1890. Some years later the family moved to Dungeness where Mr. Swanson operated a blacksmith shop for 12 months, returning to Port Angeles about 1895 and starting a blacksmith shop of his own on the property where the Nattinger Brother's building now stands. Later he moved the shop across the street and from that location moved to the building adjoining the old Olympic Motor building on 1st St.
Mr. Swanson served Port Angeles as a member of the city council for a term His charities were many.
Mr. Swanson joined the Elks Lodge on January 27, 1904 and was one of the pioneers in Elkdom, his card number being 228. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Port Angeles for many years and was formerly a member of the Woodmen.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. August T Swanson, living at 114 W 10th St., Port Angeles; son Herman T Swanson, of the Herman T Swanson Motor Company; 3 daughters--Mrs. Jack Ervin, Mrs. Wm C Adams and Miss Mabel Swanson, all of Port Angeles; mother, living in Sweden.
Funeral services will be from the Dewey Lyden Company Chapel. Announcement will be made tomorrow.
Herman T Swanson
At his request, there will be no funeral services for Herman T Swanson, 87, 139 W 2nd St, who died Thursday in Port Angeles. There will be cremation under the direction of Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle with inurnment at Ocean View Cemetery.
Mr. Swanson was regarded as one of Port Angeles' pioneer citizens. He was born Sept 12, 1893 in Port Angeles to August and Annie Swanson. Mr. Swanson married Nell C Potter Jan 21, 1920 in Vancouver, BC.
He was a graduate of Port Angeles High School and later attended business college in Tacoma. He taught school in the Hoh area after business college and later owned and operated the Studebaker dealership in Port Angeles.
He was a W.W.I Army veteran and past exhalted ruler of the Port Angeles Elks Club.
Survivors are his wife, a daughter, Doreen M Bronson of Mercer Island;
numerous nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; and 1